Historic Loss; Pirates clinch their 17th straight losing season

Chicago 4 – Pittsburgh 2 Photo: David Hague – Inside Pittsburgh Sports The Chicago Cubs assured the Pittsburgh Pirates a 17th losing season, beating the Pirates 4-2 Sunday afternoon at PNC Park. The loss to the Cubs was significant as the Pirates now own the longest losing streak in the history of North America’s four

Pirates pick up option on John Russell

The Pittsburgh Pirates have exercised the 2010 club option of manager John Russell. The announcement was made by Neal Huntington, the Pirates Senior Vice President and General Manager. Russell will begin his second season as the manger of the Pirates this year after being named to his current position on November 5, 2007. “JR met